Valencia vs Real Madrid LIVE: Result and reaction from Spanish Super Cup

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Follow all the action live from Saudi Arabia as Valencia take on Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup semi-final.

Valencia will not be intimidated by their opponents, having only being denied victory against Zinedine Zidane's side by a Karim Benzema stoppage-time equaliser when the two sides met earlier this season.

Madrid are also contending with a spate of injuries after Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale recently joined Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio on the sidelines. It means Zidane may take the opportunity to play a number of the club's exciting youngsters, including Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo and Luka Jovic. Follow all the action live below:

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When is it?

The match kicks off at 19:00 GMT on Wednesday 8 January at King Abdullah Sports City. The final is at 18:00 on Sunday 12 January at the same venue.

How can I watch it?

The match is not available to watch in either Spain or the UK. Spanish television broadcasters decided to boycott the Spanish Super Cup following the controversial decision to host the tournament in Saudi Arabia.

Predicted line-ups

Valencia: Domenech; Wass, Gabriel, Diakhaby, Gaya; Torres, Parejo, Coquelin, Soler; Rodrigo, Gomez

Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Ramos, Mendy; Modric, Valverde, Kroos; Rodrygo, Vinicius, Jovic​

Team news

Zinedine Zidane may welcome Sergio Ramos back to the side after the captain missed Real Madrid’s victory over Getafe through suspension. However, Eden Hazard has not travelled to Saudi Arabia due to an ankle injury and Marcelo, James Rodriguez and Lucas Vazquez are doubts for Los Blancos.

Valencia manager Albert Celades is without Lee Kang-in, Cristiano Piccini, Goncalo Guedes and Manu Vallejo.

Prediction

Nothing separated the sides in December and this should be another closely-contested clash, but Real Madrid’s quality should be enough to earn them a place in the final.

Valencia 0-2 Real Madrid